Peyton Place (1957)

Peyton Place is a small town in New England which, at first glance, may seem like the perfect town. Look a little closer, though, and you’ll see cracks in the façade. Michael Rossi (Lee Philips) is new in town and looking for work. He’s eventually hired by Leslie Harrington (Leon Ames), the town’s big-time mill owner/school board president, to be the new high school principal. … Continue reading Peyton Place (1957)

TMP Reads: Lana, The Life and Loves of Lana Turner by Jane Ellen Wayne

Published by St. Martin’s Press in 1995, Lana: The Life and Loves of Lana Turner by Jane Ellen Wayne promises to tell the “colorful” story of Lana’s life on and off of the silver screen. It’s as much a story of the men in Lana’s life as it is a story about Lana herself. The stories of Lana’s life and career are told side by … Continue reading TMP Reads: Lana, The Life and Loves of Lana Turner by Jane Ellen Wayne

Mill Creek Musings: Mr. Imperium (1951), 50 Musicals set

Welcome to Mill Creek Musings, a segment in which I work my way through the three low-price Mill Creek film sets that I own, reviewing each film for content and quality along the way. Mr. Imperium is the sixth film I’ve watched from the 50 Musicals set. In the world of singer Frederica Brown, there are few things better than being saved from an overzealous … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Mr. Imperium (1951), 50 Musicals set